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Dramatic video shows impact of flooding in Australia

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  January 11, 2011 07:06 AM

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The local hand-wringing over the potential for a foot of snow seems a bit silly after watching this dramatic video of the impact of what's being called a "tsunami-sized flood" on a parking lot yesterday in the Australian city of Toowoomba.



According to the Associated Press, the flash floods killed at least eight people and left more than 70 others missing. It was the latest downpour to hit Australia's flood-wracked Queensland.

A flood telethon in Australia on Sunday raised more than $10 million for the victims. You can help the cause by donating to the Australian Red Cross at www.redcross.org.au.

For more dramatic images of this month's flooding in Australia, check out The Big Picture, which, as always, conveys the story in astonishing imagery.

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